The first option is to use an epoxy resin coating applied across the floor surface to seal it and prevent damp migrating to the surface. This is a simple operation that simply requires the floor to be cleaned and prepared and the removal of any existing floor coverings.
The second option is to lay a thin but tough structural waterproofing membrane on top of the existing concrete surface. These membranes are often laid as part of a basement waterproofing specification but they are equally successful on damp concrete floors above ground. The process involves removing the existing floor coverings and skirting boards, laying a cavity membrane, normally 3-5mm thick, and then laying a timber floating floor on top, before refitting the skirting boards.
It is important to note that the provision of a barrier against rising damp will only prevent further moisture rising from the ground and is not a complete solution for a whole room. If there are other sources of dampness then these must be eliminated as well.
The only way to make sure you have the proper damp proofing treatment in place is to book a survey with a damp expert.
Is your property suffering from damp on concrete floors? Then give the qualified and experienced team at Peter Cox a call on 0800 633 5712 or contact us online using our contact form.
Peter Cox have a network of local branches all across the UK so one of our damp proofing experts is never too far away from your property.
*Survey enquiries for your local branch will be directed to our dedicated central survey control teams across the UK. Calls to 0800 and 0808 numbers are free unless you are calling from a business phone, in which case the rate will be set by your provider.